Cooke, Pat. A History of Kilmainham Gaol (Government of Ireland, 1995)

Kelly, Freida. A History of Kilmainham Gaol: The Dismal House of Little Ease (Mercier, 1988)

Litton, Helen (ed.). Kathleen Clarke: Revolutionary Woman (O’Brien Press, 1991)

Mac Lochlainn, Piaras. Last Words (Government Publications, 1990)

McCoole, Sinéad. Guns and Chiffon: Women Revolutionaries and Kilmainham Gaol 1916-1923 (Stationary Office, 1997)

McCoole, Sinéad & O’Sullivan, Niamh. Hard Lessons: The Child Prisoners of Kilmainham Jail (Government Publications, 2001)

O’Dwyer, Rory. The Bastille of Ireland: Kilmainham Gaol, from Ruin to Restoration (History Press Ireland, 2010)

O’Dwyer, Rory & Ó Doibhilín, Mícheál. Kilmainham Gaol: Abandonment to Restoration (Kilmainham Tales, Dublin)

O’Sullivan, Niamh. Every Dark Hour: A History of Kilmainham Jail (Liberties Press, 2007)

An online exhibition and analysis of the graffiti left behind by female prisoners, can be accessed on the Kilmainham Gaol Graffiti website.

You can also read a description of prison life.